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Physician leaders have their work cut out in reducing unnecessary care

Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

5 reasons to make peace with ICD-10

I think it was about a year ago that my children came home from school, and something or a series of somethings triggered one of our worst collective blowout-meltdowns of all time. I don't...

6 steps to prevent injuries from falls

A new Joint Commission alert details six actions healthcare facilities should take to prevent falls resulting in injury. 

Membership models appeal to nearly half of PCPs, survey finds

Citing frustrations with third-party payers and inadequate time to spend with patients, nearly half (46 percent) of primary care physicians who participated in a recent survey said they would consider transitioning to direct pay, concierge or other membership models in the next three years.  

MGMA: Practices' technology costs, NPP use on the rise

The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA)  2015 Cost and Revenue Survey.

Insurers face $4.9M penalty for late filing of IRS form

Health insurers that were late filing a form with the government avoided paying an annual fee tied to the Affordable Care Act, but they may face total penalties of more than $4.9 million, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The evolution of ACOs and what it may look like in the future [Special Report]

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  talks to experts and providers about the evolution of ACOs, the most significant changes to the model and what the future holds. 

Risk management, security strategies key to current mHealth acceptance

Providers and care support teams are just as wary as their patients of mHealth security and privacy, claims a risk management and patient safety specialist.

State insurance regulators take on narrow-network debate

In an effort to better regulate narrow networks, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is working to hash out a new model network adequacy law,  reports  Managed Care  magazine.

Trump unveils plan to repeal, replace ACA

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered details about his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a recent interview with "60 Minutes."